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2017 G3 Sportsman 17 Used

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I'm looking at a 2017 G3 Sportsman 17. It has a 90 HP Yamaha with 55lb trolling motor, and a Garmin striker 4. I believe that's all standard equipment. The boat has 45 hours on it, looks just about new. I'm going to test drive it tomorrow, but wanted to know about the price.

 

They want $18573 out the door. Via email they seemed firm on that, and only offered me a boaters kit with and anchor and some rope and such. I looked at NADA and from what I can tell they are priced correctly. I have never bought a boat before, and wanted to know how far I should try to push them?

 

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This is definitely the time of year to deal, since next year's boat are already available.

Where is the downside?

 

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Not sure. its not much cheaper than the new boats though only $2k, but its pretty much new. I guess im mostly concerned with getting a good deal.

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Well I took it home. First boat. The local service center still has to fix a couple of minor issues, but over all she ran good.

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Did they transfer both the hull and motor warranties?

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He said they did, good until 2022 I believe is what he said. Should I have any paperwork on it?

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Most definitely 

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I see you've already bought the boat, have fun with it!

 

The only thing I'd be in a hurry to change for how I fish would be to bump up to a 24 volt trolling motor.

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Yea I really wanted the 24v, but I suspect that's going to be on my list that I buy this winter.

 

Move the striker up to the bow and put a garmin 7sv at the console

 

Add a power pole micro or talon

 

Upgrade trolling motor

 

Cover

 

Then buy more rods and tackle to fit in all the space I have now.

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2 hours ago, lenogris said:

Yea I really wanted the 24v, but I suspect that's going to be on my list that I buy this winter.

 

Move the striker up to the bow and put a garmin 7sv at the console

 

Add a power pole micro or talon

 

Upgrade trolling motor

 

Cover

 

Then buy more rods and tackle to fit in all the space I have now.

Looks like a good plan!

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Don't forget to post a picture of it in the thread "show off your ride."

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Live well aerator would not turn on

Trim tab needed adjustment

Half the trailer lights were not working, though some of that may be the truck.

 

The service guy showed me how to do the trim tab and told me he will set it where its supposed to be at and then I can fine tune it.

 

I found a few loose screws and plenty of scrapes and such on the boat. All things I would expected on used boat.

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On 8/20/2017 at 7:07 PM, lenogris said:

Well I took it home. First boat. The local service center still has to fix a couple of minor issues, but over all she ran good.

 

Congrats on the first boat purchase!!

 

 

Now its time to start making memories!!

 

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